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What Is the Law on Prevailing Wages in California?

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Labor and Business Compliance for Employers

It is becoming increasingly more difficult for employers to operate in California due to the complexity of laws that affect employees.  

How do I know this?  We at the Law Offices Of Scott A Miller, A Professional Corporation have spent nearly 14 years in “Complex Class Action” litigation representing Plaintiff employees against ruthless employers such as B of A, Dairy Manufacturers, .99 Cent Stores, Sprint, Toys R Us, AT&T and the list goes on and on.  I believe my office has litigated nearly 100+ class action and likely collected in wages and penalties somewhere near a ¼ of a billion dollars.  My office has litigated against all the top employment defense firms within California and have done so with great success.  We are licensed in both California and Washington.  Our reputation has grown.  Now we are asked by the employers that we have never sued to help run their business compliance to keep them out of the court room and making more trips to the bank depositing income. I must tell you, I am flattered that I have achieved that respect and recognition for doing outstanding work. 

Frequently asked questions by employers:

  • How do I terminate an employee?
  • Is there a procedure to terminate an employee?
  • An employee is complaining of sexual harassment.  
  • What procedures should I immediately follow in cases of sexual harassment complaints?
  • How do I calculate overtime when our company pays both an hourly wage and commission?
  • How do I calculate overtime when our company pays by the piece rate and the employees work over time?
  • How do I start an Alternative Work Week Schedule of 4 days, 10 hours per day and not pay overtime over 8 hours per day?
  • Do I need an employee handbook?
  • What is a "arbitration agreement" between and employer and employee and do I need one?
  • What are the new laws on "sick" pay?
  • What are the laws on performing background checks on employees?
  • What are the laws on drug testing?
  • What are the laws on age discrimination?
  • What are the laws on racial discrimination?
  • Am I responsible for my managers discriminatory conduct to an employee?
  • What is negligent hiring?
  • What is negligent supervision?
  • What is Employee Professional Liability Insurance?
  • I have been contacted by the Labor Board and don't know what to do.
  • I have been contacted by the Department of Labor and don't know what to do?
  • What is the law on workers compensation insurance?
  • What is the law on independent contractors vs. employees?
  • Can I make my employees to be on salary to avoid paying overtime?
  • I have been served with a lawsuit and need help.
  • Can I charge my employees for losing or breaking company property?
  • What is an "employee at will?"
  • How do I handle wage garnishments?
  • I own a restaurant and my employee has HIV.
  • HIPPA compliance.
  • OSHA compliance.
  • Failure to comply with Best Practices of your industry and you receive notification from a government agency.
  • This is just a Short List of Issues that the Law Offices of Scott A Miller can help you with.  Our goal to keep you out of court and keep your business running smoothly.

Answered 09/26/2017

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